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Halimah Yacob Declared 8th Singapore President

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SINGAPORE – Singapore will have its first female president as Halimah Yacob was declared today as the republic’s eighth president. Halimah, 63, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow at the Istana. Returning Officer Ng Wai Choong made the declaration after nominations closed at noon today at the nomination centre at the People’s Association Headquarters…

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TMJ To Face-Off Against Annuar Musa For FAM Hot Seat

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PETALING JAYA: The stage is set for a head-on clash between Johor Tunku Mahkota Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim and Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa for the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) presidency. FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin confirmed the national body has received the nomination acceptance forms from both candidates. Speaking at a…

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Annuar Musa Accepts Nomination To Contest FAM Presidency

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PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Annuar Musa will be contesting for the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) presidency. In a Facebook post on Monday, the Umno information chief and Ketereh MP confirmed that he had accepted the nomination to contest the post. “I am the first to accept the nomination. In the spirit of sportsmanship ……

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Argentina Needs More Efficient Judiciary, President Says

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  BUENOS AIRES – President Mauricio Macri said on Thursday that the Argentine courts need to become “more efficient, more accessible” to reduce public frustration with the justice system. The judiciary must be able “to provide answers,” Macri said as he signed an agreement delineating the respective jurisdictions of the federal court system and the…

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Malaysian Undergrad Gets Invite To Trump Inauguration

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GEORGE TOWN: Asher Paul Ang (pic) may be just 18 but the undergraduate from Rawang, Selangor, could well be the youngest Malay­sian invited to the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. Ang, who is in his third year of a four-year Political Science bachelor’s degree programme at the Dal­­las Baptist Uni­ver­sity in Texas, re­ceived an…

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South Korea PM To Be Briefed On State Affairs As Park Impeached

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will begin getting official briefings from aides of President Park Geun-hye on Monday, having assumed presidential authority in a caretaker role following her impeachment by parliament last week. Hwang has sought to calm anxiety over national security and to reassure financial markets while Park’s presidency is…

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Cazeneuve Named As New French Prime Minister

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PARIS (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday named Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to head his Socialist government until a new president is elected next May. The shake-up was prompted by the resignation as prime minister of Manuel Valls, who announced on Monday that he would seek to run for president next year. Hollande…

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South Korean Ruling Party Urges Park To Quit In April

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SEOUL: South Korea’s ruling party on Thursday urged scandal-hit President Park Geun-Hye to step down in April next year, giving her a week to accept their ultimatum or risk impeachment. Park this week said she would be willing to step down early after coming under huge pressure to quit over an influence peddling scandal that…

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What BN Can Learn From Trump’s Election Triumph

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#The Trump Lesson There is a lesson that BN can learn from Trump’s election victory. While Clinton’s handlers & backers were basking in the opinion polls & mainstream media’s predictions of ‘sure win’, Trump’s people were busy engaging with the common people/electorate. Clinton side were buoyed by the adulation & apple polishing of mainstream media…

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Kenyan Software To Track US Voting

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NAIROBI: Software that has tracked earthquake aid in Haiti, elections in India and sexual assaults in Egypt is tackling a new challenge: any reports of violence, intimidation or fraud in the US vote. Ushahidi, which means “testimony” in Kenya’s Swahili language, is collecting data from the 50 states where Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic…

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Trump, Clinton Focus On Crucial States In Campaign’s Final Days

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(Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump scored a series of surprising wins in battleground states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets counting on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. With investors worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty,…

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Asian Shares, US$ Rattled Early Wednesdat By US Election Uncertainty

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TOKYO: Asian shares stumbled and the U.S. dollar on was on the defensive on Wednesday as signs that Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump could be closing the gap with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton spooked investors. Anxiety in markets has deepened over a possible Trump victory given uncertainty on the Republican candidate’s stance on…

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies At 93

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said. Peres was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday. An official announcement of the death of the Nobel Peace…

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Trump Presidency Could Cost U.S. Economy $1 Trillion – Oxford Economics

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LONDON (Reuters) – The U.S. economy could be $1 trillion (758.61 billion pounds) smaller than otherwise expected in 2021 if Republican candidate Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November, economics research firm Oxford Economics said on Tuesday. While the firm said Trump’s policies – including more protectionist trade measures, tax cuts and mass deportation…

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Kenyan President Launches New Strategy To Fight Extremism, Terrorism

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NAIROBI – President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a National Strategy to Counter Violent Extremism, which articulates Kenya’s efforts to prevent terrorism and violent extremism. The strategy, which will be implemented by the Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, will rally all sections of Government, communities, civil society, the private sector and international partners in…

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No More Priority Landing, Takeoff For Presidential Plane

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MANILA: The presidential plane will no longer be given priority in the country’s airports, and will have to queue during takeoffs and landings like regular flights. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) director general Antonio Buendia Jr., who issued the memorandum removing the “quasi-emergency procedure” undertaken for the presidential plane, said the memo was…

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Trump Secures Delegates Needed To Clinch Republican Presidential Nomination – AP

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BISMARCK, N.D. (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders on Thursday explored staging an unconventional U.S. presidential debate that would sideline Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and create a television spectacle that could attract huge ratings. The two men – a billionaire and a democratic socialist – expressed interest in a one-on-one encounter in…

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Ted Cruz Drops Out Of Presidential Race

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WASHINTON: Ted Cruz suspended his White House campaign on Tuesday after suffering a crushing defeat in Indiana’s primary, leaving the road wide open for Donald Trump to seize the Republican nomination. “From the beginning, I’ve said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to…

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PM Congratulates Myanmar On Successful Landmark Democratic Process

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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated the people of Myanmar for the successful completion of a landmark democratic process recently. “I look forward to working closely with Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw to further strengthen our bilateral relations and together with our ASEAN colleagues, work towards achieving our collective goals…

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Trump Slips In Billionaire Ranking In Turbulent Year

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NEW YORK: Donald Trump may be the Republican frontrunner for the White House, but he is slipping behind in the world billionaires race, Forbes magazine’s new list of the planet’s richest people shows. Trump, who has made his enormous wealth a key selling point in his presidential bid, came in 324th in the magazine’s 2016…

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Modi To Inaugurate ‘Torana’ Gate At Brickfields

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KUALA LUMPUR: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak are set to inaugurate the ‘Torana’ Gate at Brickfields at 12.30pm. The gate, which is a gift from the Indian government to Malaysia, is a mark of continued friendship between both countries. Construction of the gate was first announced by former Indian…

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Malaysia Accords Official Welcome For Modi

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PUTRAJAYA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is here for a maiden official visit to Malaysia after assuming his post in 2014, was accorded an official welcome at Dataran Perdana, here Monday. Modi, who arrived in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to attend the 27th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, was greeted by his…

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Nepal Elects First Woman President

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KATHMANDU: Nepal has elected a long-time women’s rights campaigner as the country’s first female president, as the Himalayan nation pushes for more gender equality in politics and work life. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the 54-year-old deputy leader of Nepal’s Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist, had lobbied actively for the new constitution to require that either…

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Hillary Clinton Launches Second Presidential Bid

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WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton put an end to months of speculation on Sunday by officially announcing her candidacy for president, giving the former secretary of state another shot at cracking the highest glass ceiling in American politics. The initial word came in an email to supporters from John Podesta, a longtime Clinton ally, then a video…

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David Ginola Starts Campaign To Replace Sepp Blatter As Fifa President

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DAVID Ginola wants to challenge Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency in a campaign backed by a bookmaker. A spokesperson confirmed the former Newcastle, Tottenham and France midfielder was ready to oppose Blatter’s attempt to win a fifth term at the age of 79 and that he “will be looking for the full support of…

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Karim Ibrahim Is New MAU President

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former Malaysian Athletic Union (MAU) Deputy President Datuk Karim Ibrahim swept aside his challenger Datuk Wan Hisham Wan Salleh to win the President’s post for the 2014-2016 term. Karim polled 33 votes while Wan Hisham, the incumbent deputy president of MAU received 8 votes during the election for office bearers that was…

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